1. Assignment: Scientific Taxonomy and Earth’s Biodiversity Presentation • Resources: University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Web site • Go to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Web site at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html • Review the information under the topics Mammals, Insects, Birds, and Echinoderms. • Select two mammals, two insects, two birds, and two echinoderms to research. • Write a 7 to 10 slide presentation that addresses the following points: o List and briefly describe the eight species you have selected. o What are the characteristics that classify all the species you have selected in the kingdom Animalia ? • Mammals: o What are two or three characteristics shared by the two mammals you selected? o What are two or three differences between the two mammals? o To what order does each of the mammal species you selected belong? Describe why they are classified under that order. o
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